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Last Forty Years.
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The popular name given to the Temperance Act introduced by
Mcmillan John 1816-1886 Born In Scotland Came To New Brunswick
1832. Represented Restigouche in the Assembly, 1857-1867;
Brown Peter 1784-1863 Born In Scotland Emigrated To New York In
1838; was owner and editor of the British Chronicle. Removed to...
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Tetes De Boule
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Indian tribe trading at Three Riv...
Lake Of The Woods
On the international boundary, west of Lake
Hudson's Bay Company post at mouth of Albany River, west
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(Bishop Laval era) In connection with sale of liquor to Indians...
Wiman Erastus 1834-1904 Born At Churchville Ontario Educated In
Toronto; early became engaged in newspaper work; joined the sta...
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(General Brock era) Younger brother of Brock, 15; gallant condu...
The first permanent settlers were those who came with De
Razilly in 1632, and from these the Acadians of to-day are descended.
Other French immigrants were brought by d'Aulnay de Charnisay from 1639
to 1649, and by La Tour and Le Borgne in 1651 and 1658 respectively.
There were also small immigrations at divers later dates. The first
general nominal census was taken in 1671, and gave a population of 392
souls. In 1686 there were 885 persons in Acadia. Seven years later the
inhabitants numbered 1018. When Acadia was ceded to Britain in 1713, the
Acadian population was 2500. Although from 1713 to 1745 a number of
families had escaped to the new French colonies of Isle Royale and Isle
St. Jean (now Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island), still in 1749, when
the British settled Halifax, there were about 12,500 Acadians in the
province. Another large influx of population to the same colonies, and
to the St. John River, took place between 1749 and 1755, yet there
remained in the latter year in the peninsula and in the Isthmus of
Chignecto some 10,000 inhabitants, of whom nearly 7000 were deported in
1755. The rest escaped to the woods; some went to Miramichi, and later
to Baie des Chaleurs; others crossed over to the Isles Royale and St.
Jean, and quite a number found their way to St. John River, and from
thence to the province of Quebec. The whole population of Acadians in
the peninsula, the Isthmus of Chignecto, the St. John River, Isle
Royale, and Isle St. Jean, at the time of the expulsion, is computed at
16,000. =Bib.=: Murdoch, History of Nova Scotia; Campbell, History of
Nova Scotia; Haliburton, Historical and Statistical Account of Nova
Scotia; Hannay, History of Acadia; Raymond, St. John River; Gaudet,
Acadian Genealogy (Report on Dominion Archives, 1905, vol. 2).
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